“I couldn’t do more”, Benzema struggles with his 4th place in the Ballon d’Or

In an interview with Telefoot on Sunday, Karim Benzema returned to the 2021 Ballon d’Or which escaped him in favor of Lionel Messi, and is not content with his fourth place. He feels he couldn’t do more sportingly.

In an interview on the Telefoot program this Sunday, Karim Benzema confided in his disappointment at not having won the Ballon d’Or. Fourth behind Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho, this does not satisfy the French international who believes that “fourth, third or second is the same as thirtieth”. “The main thing is to win it,” he said vindictively.

“I couldn’t do more”

“I was told that I hadn’t won enough trophies, but I couldn’t do more,” he complains when he won the League of Nations with the France team. But the Real Madrid striker is not giving up and is still aiming for the precious reward: “It remains a goal and each season I will try to do better than what I did last season.”

By winning the Spanish Super Cup, Karim Benzema has accumulated 28 career trophies and confirms his status as the most successful French player in history: “It’s a source of pride but I want to continue.” Close to the goal record in Di Stefano’s white jersey, the Frenchman did not expect to experience such success when he arrived in Madrid: “When I arrived, I saw it so far away. I did not see these records as a objective, but today to be close to these legends is exceptional.” “When we arrive at Real, we don’t tell ourselves that we will stay 10 or 15 years, we just want to win titles.”

With the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juve, Karim Benzema has become Real Madrid’s attacking leader. But if some see him better in the absence of the Portuguese, he prefers to qualify: “I learned a lot with Cristiano, I was ready I worked even more, it was just necessary to score a few more decisive goals.” Today in tandem with Vinicius, he forms a brilliant duo in La Liga, 29 goals and 11 assists between them. “It’s really that statistically and on the pitch it’s going well. I talk to him a lot, I help him as much as possible because he has a lot of qualities.”

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